In his first match since his loss to Novak Djokovic in the semifinal of the Australian Open, Roger Federer dispatched Guillermo Garcia-Lopez 6-3 6-4 to reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters. His next opponent is another Spaniard: Roberto Bautista Agut.
Tougher than expected for Andy Murray who needs 3 sets to defeat Pierre-Hugues Herbert in the second round of the Monte Carlo Masters. Murray had his best clay season last year, with wins in Munich and Madrid, as well as a semifinal in Roland Garros. How well do you think he will play on clay this year?
A solid 6-4 6-3 win for Gilles Simon who will face Wawrinka or Kohlschreiber in the third round.
The clay court season begins, and the King of clay will be looking forward to finding his best form. Rafa will meet Aljaz Bedene in the second round, and could next face Dominic Thiem, then Stan Wawrinka in the quarterfinals, Andy Murray in the semis and Novak Djokovic in the final.
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Here’s the outfit Rafa Nadal will be wearing in Monte-Carlo, Barcelona, Madrid and Rome:
Rafa’s shoe of choice, the NikeCourt Lunar Ballistec 1.5:
Nadal’s outfit is available online on nike.com